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ERIC Number: EJ934042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 114
ISSN: ISSN-1097-9638
Catholic Institutions of Higher Education and K-12 Schools Partnering for Social Justice: A Call for Scholarship
Whipp, Joan L.; Scanlan, Martin
Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, v13 n2 p205-223 Dec 2009
Schooling for social justice involves fostering teaching and learning communities that are inclusive of students across multiple dimensions of diversity. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (2005) directs Catholic educators toward social justice schooling by making schools accessible, affordable, and available. In recent decades, however, Catholic elementary and secondary schools serving significant numbers of traditionally marginalized students have struggled to remain viable, despite compelling evidence that they are academically successful when they do. More recently, a growing number of Catholic institutions of higher education (IHEs) have been partnering with Catholic archdioceses and schools to promote the viability and capacity of such schools. This article calls for scholarship on emerging partnerships between Catholic institutions of higher education and Catholic K-12 schools that aim at socially just schooling. Justice, ethical care, learning, and social entrepreneurship are explored as possible conceptual frameworks for this research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States